First Time Freshman
A first-time freshman is a student who has not attended a university, community college, or technical school after graduating from high school or passing a high school equivalency exam.
Are you an International Freshman Applicant?
An international student who has not enrolled in college-level coursework in either the United States or abroad. See checklist for international first time freshman
Readiness Test Scores for College-Level English and Math
|ACT English||18||ACT Math||19|
|SAT writing & language (New – 2016 and later)||25||SAT Math (New – 2016 and later)||500|
|SAT critical writing (Old – prior to 2016)||450||SAT Math (Old – prior to 2016)||460|
|ACCUPLACER sentence skills||86||ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra||65|
|COMPASS writing||70||COMPASS Algebra||40|
First Time Freshman Checklist
- Apply for admissions and scholarships
- Submit your official ACT or SAT scores directly to McNeese from the testing agency (McNeese ACT school code 1594/SAT school code 6403).
- Pay $20 application fee – After application is processed via your MyMcNeese portal.
- Submit Proof of .
- Submit copy of draft card (males ages 18 – 25 only).
- (Home School Only) Have your home-school send your transcript to McNeese now and final transcript after you graduate.
- Submit official college transcripts directly to McNeese from institutions attended for any college courses completed while in high school.
- Out-of-State High School: Have your high school submit to McNeese your transcript now and then your final transcript after you graduate.
- Home-School: Submit copy of your home-school state approval letter.
- Optional: Complete the financial aid application at fafsa.gov (McNeese FAFSA school code 002017).
- Optional: Complete application for on-campus housing at www.mcneesereslife.com
- Optional: Purchase a commuter or residence campus dining meal plan at www.dineoncampus.com/mcneese